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''[[United States|United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]]  [[Rhode Island|Rhode Island]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]]  [[Rhode Island Providence Plantations|Providence Plantations]]''  
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''[[United States|United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]]  [[Rhode Island|Rhode Island]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]]  [[Providence_Plantations|Providence Plantations]]''  
  
 
Providence Plantations was the first permanent settlement in Rhode Island. It was established at Providence in 1636 by English clergyman Roger Williams and a small band of followers who had left the repressive atmosphere of the [[Massachusetts Bay Colony|Massachusetts Bay Colony]] to seek freedom of worship. Narragansett sachems Canonicus and Miantonomi granted Williams a sizable tract of land for his new village.  
 
Providence Plantations was the first permanent settlement in Rhode Island. It was established at Providence in 1636 by English clergyman Roger Williams and a small band of followers who had left the repressive atmosphere of the [[Massachusetts Bay Colony|Massachusetts Bay Colony]] to seek freedom of worship. Narragansett sachems Canonicus and Miantonomi granted Williams a sizable tract of land for his new village.  
  
 
"Providence Plantations" refers to the mainland portion of the state which was originally all part of the town of Providence and "Rhode Island" referring to Aquidneck Island on which Newport is located. Today, the state is officially named "Rhode Island and Providence Plantations," although "Providence Plantations" is little used.  
 
"Providence Plantations" refers to the mainland portion of the state which was originally all part of the town of Providence and "Rhode Island" referring to Aquidneck Island on which Newport is located. Today, the state is officially named "Rhode Island and Providence Plantations," although "Providence Plantations" is little used.  
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For early records of Providence Plantations see [[Providence, Rhode Island]].
  
 
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United States  Gotoarrow-kelly.png  Rhode Island  Gotoarrow-kelly.png  Providence Plantations

Providence Plantations was the first permanent settlement in Rhode Island. It was established at Providence in 1636 by English clergyman Roger Williams and a small band of followers who had left the repressive atmosphere of the Massachusetts Bay Colony to seek freedom of worship. Narragansett sachems Canonicus and Miantonomi granted Williams a sizable tract of land for his new village.

"Providence Plantations" refers to the mainland portion of the state which was originally all part of the town of Providence and "Rhode Island" referring to Aquidneck Island on which Newport is located. Today, the state is officially named "Rhode Island and Providence Plantations," although "Providence Plantations" is little used.

For early records of Providence Plantations see Providence, Rhode Island.